Holiday & Leisure

Austria – Hochkönig

Summer in the Alps – Part 2

Hochkönig in Salzburgerland really lets you get back to nature with children’s herb hikes to the many herb hill farms in the region, mountain biking and e-biking trails galore, petting zoos and wildlife enclosures.

Hochkönig is also well known for its food, and the region’s many huts and restaurants serve delicious meals made with local products, including amazing vegan recipes.

The children will also love all the adventures Hochkönig has to offer. Last summer, British family Ben, Michal and their kids had the holiday of a lifetime. Here are two of the many highlights of their trip:

Natrun Adventure Mountain

This is a fantastic day out for the whole family. Reached via the award-winning Natrunbahn lift, Natrun Adventure Mountain is an extensive area and most of the mountain is accessible with a stroller. Their first stop was the Adventure Playground, where the kids could explore and blow off steam and they loved sliding down the 5 stainless steel slides at the Forest Slide Park.

Mountain Biking on the Flow One Trail

One of the region’s most popular activities is mountain biking. The 3.3km Flow One trail is suitable for beginners taking in diverse terrain through particularly picturesque landscapes. If you prefer to use an e-bike to conserve your energy, Hochkönig has loads of charging stations throughout the region and even has designated e-bike hotels!

Where to stay

The region has a wide range of family hotels and a good selection of vegan hotels certified by the
Austrian Vegan Society.
Visit www.hochkoenig.at/en/hotel-salzburg.html

How to get there

Fly to Salzburg

Hochkönig is 70km from Salzburg and the closest train station is Bischofshofen

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